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Disc 1
01 05 :59
02 06 :20
04 03 :03
05 03 :54
07 03 :59
08 02 :31
09 05 :25
10 07 :08
11 01 :35
12 03 :25
Disc 2
ARTIST
TITLE
Translucence/Drift Music
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
META 042CD META 042CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2015 reissue; originally released in 2003. The luminous piano playing of Translucence and the stunning extended reverbs of Drift Music (both originally released in 2003) form a double CD with new artwork by John Foxx. The music of Translucence has an intelligence, purity, and reserve, but it's also sensual and dream-like, a feeling that is stretched even further by the gorgeous Drift Music. "Really I'm Harold's apprentice," says John Foxx. "Along with Satie, he taught me almost everything I know about this kind of music. What you really look for -- that instant when something magical and mysterious crystallizes in the air. I always think of one moment working with Harold as the epitome of this. There's this track on Translucence called 'Spoken Roses.' I still play it and think -- I recorded that. It's Harold's music and I was lucky enough to be there to catch it from the air. It's a truly splendid piece, a direct and beautiful interplay between sound and performance. True minimalism is concerned with isolating something dignified and beautiful, presenting it without unnecessary additions, so you can fully appreciate it." Both artists are keen to do more work together, but, as Budd says, "I have no idea about what's coming up next. I suppose I should be concerned about that. I don't like counselling people to be blasé, because if nothing was happening for a long time it would be maddening, but I'm not there yet, so I don't know."